do you ever get these feelings like constantly? i mean, like every minute or so.. it just keeps happening.. i feel weird pressure in my head, my body gets hot, i mean burns, and my face burns, everthing. i feel faint.. then its gone. but it keeps coming back over and over. i swear about 30 times so far. i use to get this when my panic was bad years ago, but i still dont think its normal. i just started lexapro 4 days ago. i am not sure if its that making me worse, but i was doing pretty bad before starting it. i just dont know. feeling like i' going to faint and my body burning doesnt sound like panic.. my eyes also feel weird, like real tired or something.. i'm just so scared and sick of living like this. i have a dr. appt. in an hour and dont know how the hell i'm gonna make it...
and when i'm not having an attack, i still have alot of pressure in my head and i feel like my face is burning/tingling a little. i haven eaten much in days. i'm just a mess!
Alefever-you sound like me I still get that passing out feeling/pressure in the head, I was a mess before the Lexapro and after I started it, I felt much worse for awhile - like weeks - could hardly deal with life - had no appetite, was very tired, had all the physical symptoms still and more. I understand from people on this message board that anxiety increases at first from starting any SSRI and being that you're only on day 4 - you're in the heat of the starting side-effects. I have now been on it for 8 weeks and I'm slightly better, however, I'm still finding that I have those weird strange feelings and that I have to take a xanax about every day. I started out at 5 ML and last week was upped to 10 ML so I'm hoping that this will help. Like I said, I'm not 100% better, maybe 50% - at least I'm not going home from work and lying around on the couch and running to the ER like I had been for the past 8 months! So hopefully I'm on my way to feeling better. Hang in there - let me know what your doctor says. Keep me posted.
thanks. i just got back from the doc and she gave me some klonopin to get through this. i feel better having talked to her, i have a great relationship with my doc. but, i still have all these symptoms.. so do you sometimes get like waves of panic that just keep coming? for hours straight? i just keep getting such a bad faint feeling that peaks then goes then peaks again. its been happening all day.. my eyes feel like they are twitching or pulling or something too.. i have sooooo much head pressure and it feels like i have electricity running through my head.i have so many weird symptoms and i definately feel worse than ever... i never usually resort to taking the klonopin but i'll take anything right now..